Requirements for Microsoft 365 Lighthouse


The features described in this article are in Preview, are subject to change, and are only available to partners who meet the requirements listed in this article. If your organization does not have Microsoft 365 Lighthouse, see Sign up for Microsoft 365 Lighthouse.

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse is an admin portal that helps Managed Service Providers (MSPs) secure and manage devices, data, and users at scale for small- and medium-sized business (SMB) customers.

MSPs must be enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program as an Indirect Reseller or Direct Bill partner to use Lighthouse.

In addition, each MSP customer tenant must qualify for Lighthouse by meeting the following requirements:

  • Delegated Admin Privileges (DAP) for the MSP
  • At least one Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Microsoft 365 E3 license
  • Fewer than 500 licensed users 

Requirements for enabling device management  

To view customer tenant devices on the device management pages, a MSP must:   

Requirements for enabling user management

For customer data to show up in reports on user management pages, including Risky users, Multifactor authentication, and Password reset, customer tenants must have licenses for Azure Active Directory Premium P1 or later. Azure AD Premium P1 is included with Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 E3.

Requirements for enabling threat management

To view customer tenant devices and threats on the threat management pages, you must enroll all customer tenant devices in Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) and protect them by running Microsoft Defender Antivirus. 

For more information, see Enroll devices in Microsoft Intune.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is part of the Windows operating system and is enabled by default on devices running Windows 10.


If you're using a non-Microsoft antivirus solution and not Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Microsoft Defender Antivirus is disabled automatically. When you uninstall the non-Microsoft antivirus solution, Microsoft Defender Antivirus is activated automatically to protect your Windows devices from threats.   

Configure Microsoft 365 Lighthouse portal security (article)
Microsoft 365 Lighthouse Device compliance page overview (article)
Microsoft 365 Lighthouse Users page overview (article)
Microsoft 365 Lighthouse Threat management page overview (article)
Microsoft 365 Lighthouse FAQ (article)